Ohio State astrophysicists involved in stellar discovery

February 26, 2018
Stellar halo photo

The photo shows the Milky Way galaxy is surrounded by a halo of stars, as simulated in this image (courtesy of Annika Peter, CCAPP).

January data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) utilizing a 8,000 pound camera mounted on a powerful telescope in the Andes Mountains has revealed 11 previously unknown Stellar streams orbiting the Milky Way galaxy.  

Learn more about these discoveries by Annika Peter, Klaus Honscheid and other OSU physics and astronomy faculty and their collaborators.